The UN has warned more than 36 million people in eastern and southern Africa face hunger due to drought and soaring temperatures caused by El Niño.
Twenty-four African nations launched a new initiative on Tuesday to restore forests in the East and Southern African regions.
A British helicopter pilot has been shot dead by Tanzanian poachers, according to the charity he was working for.
Tanzania is turning to fossil fuels as it struggles to produce enough electricity, following a prolonged drought that has crippled the country’s hydropower plants.
Ethiopia is facing nationwide power cuts as a result of low water levels at dams, following a poor rainy season, officials have reported.
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Paris on Sunday, ahead of the 2015 Climate Change Summit, which begins today.
Displaced families in Kenya’s largest city are demanding an explanation of how Sh5 billion (£32m) set aside for El Niño has been spent.
Africa has been touted the first region in the world which could power its development through renewable energy.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has unveiled a $5 million program that will increase access to energy in Tanzania.
Ethiopia and Djibouti have signed a $1.1bn (over £71m) deal to construct a 550km petroleum pipeline between the two countries.